it was the best ending for An intense year in the local arts scene: the day before, more than two hundred people dressed in blue visited the hall Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA)where Frida Kahlo’s self-portrait, setting a record for Latin American art at auction, has been on display since August. dress code From Party organized by Malba Amigos was precisely inspired by the famous Blue House of the late Mexican artist, whose work diego and me It caused an uproar at the Barrio Parque Museum: more than 150,000 people have already seen it.
,fridamaniaSurely also affected the growing number of Museum friends, which is expected to increase by 74% since 2021. New members were also added to the Acquisition Committee, headed by Elena Nofal, who achieved a Record Take: $340,000, it allowed them enrich the museum’s collection with the works of artists who were not represented: Maruja Mallo, María Magdalena Campos-Ponce, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Claudia del Río and Florencia Rodríguez Giles.
belongs to the personal collection of Eduardo Costantinihero of the show third eye Frida’s painting, along with others she donated to the museum when she founded it in 2001, is among those recorded in gigapixel images in recent weeks, with a camera arriving from California So that from 2023 they can integrate it. Free content available on Google Arts & Culture,
Just one example of the advances in technology in art seen in Argentina last year: It debuted in February with an augmented reality exhibition curated by Daniel Birnbaum and Solana Chehtman. Proa Foundation, an institution that applied this tool in a model during the Architecture Biennial and also in a model currently dedicated to the Anthropocene. there were other milestones Immersive Van Gogh Display, which surpassed 350,000 visitors in La Rural. There, another room dedicated to graffiti artist Banksy was on display, including a room with a 360° projection and a recreation of his global intervention in virtual reality.
he also came to buenos aires Daniel Canogar, author of Generative works with Artificial Intelligence, invited by the Andriani Foundation and the Bunge y Born Foundation to give a workshop to artists from all over the country. the town house was also xreal metaverse, the first virtual festival of crypto art in the Metaverse; presentation of Julio Le Park Virtual Museum More virtual mutant sculpture NFT debut at MAPA fair Machine Hallucination: Coralby Rifik Anadol, at Teatro Colon and in the open air during Art Week.
globally, stood for 2022 Record number reached at auction – Christie’s alone sold $8.4 billion, the highest annual total in the history of the art market-; attacks on masterpieces in museums; The Venice Biennale, the controversial Documenta in Kassel, Art Basel opens in Paris and celebrates its twenty years in Miami, Several Argentines who shine in this context: Tomas Saraceno with his mega-show at The Shed in Manhattan; Leandro Erlich, Adrian Villar Rojas and Mariana Telleria With current exhibitions at the two main museums in Miami; guillermo kuitka With its record $567,000 registered at auction for the collection of Paul G. Allen; project of Claudia Fontes and “The Intermundial Holobiant” a castle; alec oxenford presentation of his collection in Brazil and with the participation of Monica Heller why Gabriel Chael in Venice.
Although Heller represented the country at the Biennial, the main focus was on Châle. His sculptural set of clay ovens inspired by his family was purchased by Costantini, who promised to install them in a public space in Buenos Aires. It’s also been a great year for “La Chola” PobletA queer artist also focused on his mestizo heritage: after attracting the attention of Queen Letizia at the ARCO fair in Madrid, he received an award from the Banco Ciudad and sold all the works displayed in the exhibition. art BA Costa inaugurated the fair in its debut in Salguero—another sales success—and participated in Untitled during the week of Art Basel Miami, also represented by Pasto.
Upon his return to Buenos Aires, Chaile installed another of his clay sculptures at the entrance to ArtHaus, a new interdisciplinary cultural center. Crossings between disciplines and generations were also featured in this year’s trends, such as by Cristian Mohamed and Gaspar Libedinsky at the National Museum of Decorative Arts -which unites art and design and was visited by 200,000 people, in the midst of a scandal of robberies that led to the resignation of the director-; Humana, an installation by Jessica Trosman and Martin Churba—fashion designers turned artists—at Usina del Arte; photographers who experimented with painting, artists who brought street air to the Fundación Santander, sound installations such as Juan Sorrentino at Fundación Andreani and Herlitzka+Faria, and Charlie Garcia with his drawings and collages at Kalaba.
The monumental set design for Obra del Demonio by Teatro Nacional Cervantes is another must-see Eduardo Basualdowho also stars in a show modern, with program one day on earthThe museum focused on dialogue between emerging and established of its important heritage. as well as the Kirchner Cultural Center, which in addition to showcasing the contemporary heritage of the MNBA, launched project cross Provincial Museum of Fine Arts with works from the Emilio Pettoruti and Amlita Collections, closing the circle archive search with samples tesoro,
Inflation crisis did not stop the opening of new theaters Foundation Lariviere and 1101 Foto Espacio, the neighborhood into which the Ungalerie gallery moved, while Pasto and Nora Fish opened offices in San Telmo. Flat National Museum of Oriental Art inaugurates its permanent headquarters On the second floor of the Borges Cultural Center, after almost six decades of dreaming of a home of my own. Azcuy and ArtHaus were among those presenting the prize, and donations by friends of the museum to the MNBA such as Noemí Gerstein’s sculpture; Libero by Buddy who belonged to the BBVA, also to Bellas Artes, and presented works from the Superville al Moderno collection, and the collection of the Tres de Febrero University Museum (Muntref).
Many artists were honored – such as Ides Kihlen, at the age of 105 – or saved from oblivion. The Klemm Foundation dedicated its annual event to commemorating the 80th anniversary of Federico Jorge Klemm and the 20th anniversary of his death. Marta Minujin and Julio Le Park has received the highest honor of Konex AwardsDedicated this year to the visual arts and 16 other collaborators Lifetime Achievement Awards National Hall. had displays dedicated to Antonio Burney, Carlos Alonso, Victor Grippo, Sara Facio, Alice D’Amico, Samir Makarias, Frans van Riel, Kenneth Kemble, Edgardo Jimenez, Victor Magarinos D., Yente and Juan del Prete, Rachel Forner, Luis Philippe Noah, Juan Carlos Stephen, Ernest Deira and Edward McEntire, among other masters of Argentine art, and valued the work of some of the accused; from them Mary Louise Aleman, albert haley, Julie Weiss, Lido Ecopetty, Yaroslav Kozak why Juan Muller,
There was also movement in the provinces, which was demonstrated in Buenos Aires. NODO Circuit organized by Meridiano, Chaco sculpture was biennial and had its fair in the Resistencia, and others in Corrientes and Rosario, but Cordova’s tenth version was canceled at the last minute, Museums were reopened and new museums were inaugurated in Mendoza; Fototeca FOLA came out to tour the country in its trailer and Mondongo performed at the MAR Museum. also had federal proposals Arteba, BAfoto, MAPA, Architecture Biennale and Chandan ArtgroundAs an introduction to a panorama so vast that it is impossible to summarize in a single note.